Promoting a quality product or service alone isn’t typically enough to move the needle on Twitter. You need to back it up with the kind of brand connection that can only come from building relationships, so it’s critical to learn, engage, and most importantly, listen. Who should be using Twitter more, Marketing or Sales? The fast-paced nature of the platform becomes much more manageable when you lock in on your target B2B audience, listen to what they have to say, and plan your engagement accordingly. In this article, we discuss who needs to take the initiative and why.
Is your content marketing strategy plagued with glitches and slowdowns? Is there mutiny in the ranks that threatens to derail it altogether? Sometimes you have to re-think how your team works together to produce and distribute your content. This includes not just planning and production, but the way the entire process flows. Getting rid of communication bottlenecks and establishing a clearer workflow can increase the effectiveness (and shelf life) of your marketing pieces. Here are six tips for putting together a winning team that works cohesively to plan, create and share business content.
Nurturing leads may not be in an executive’s job description, but social media broadens the scope of what nurturing is, who can participate and how it is done. B2B prospects who feel a “high brand connection” to a supplier are 60% more likely to consider, purchase and even pay a premium than they are to suppliers with which they have “low brand connection.” In conjunction with content planning, marketing automation, paid advertising and phone calls, incorporate social more fully to create a deeper emotional connection with prospects for a true omni-channel approach to nurturing.
Advancements in social communication and data collection are reshaping the consumer’s experience with B2B brands, and they also give brands the tools for learning how to enhance that experience. However, while marketing departments are adept at using social platforms like LinkedIn to disseminate information and collect data, statistics show that sales teams are getting short shrift when it comes to social training and sales enablement. The roles between sales and marketing may be blurring, but there is still much work to do. This article takes a look at the numbers and what we can learn from them.
Many B2B companies value social channels for sourcing leads, but few have a documented content marketing plan that converts them. Learn about the 3 keys to successfully converting leads with a social content strategy.